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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:17 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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Location: new forest
those of you who ride Orange mountain bikes will probably know of Michael Bonney and what happened to him a while ago.

basically, he was out riding his bike, he crashed and is now paralysed. here's the story and Michaels first interview afterwards.

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/get-ou ... ney/014744

for those that don't know his name or understand who he his, basically Orange is what it is today in no small part because of his constant input into the business over the last 20 or so years, he's extremely well respected in the trade and is a top bloke to boot.

there is now an online campaign to help towards the costs of his care, which will be in excess of £100,000 a year.

so, buy some stickers, a wrist band, a T shirt, or like me buy the lot and donate a bit of cash if you can because i'm thankful for the work he's put into the brand over the years and i loved selling the bikes and dealing with him and the guys and girls at Orange when i was a dealer.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ride- ... el-stage-1

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:50 pm 
aka Leo Swayer
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Make no mistake about it, its a tragic thing to happen to anyone.
But surely you insure yourself against crap like this?
I'll buy some bits and bobs for sure, but take note :wink:
*(Above sounds a bit harsh but its costs me alot of money a year to cover my arse from all angles)*


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:54 pm 
Section Moderator & South West AEC
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insure? don't know, if it happened to me, i'm stuffed.

either way, get some stickers, it's only £5 :wink:


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